Author Archives: Yvonne Maffei

Savory Party Snack Mix

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Party season is well underway, whether you get into it or not. People are off work and ready to gather with family and friends to enjoy some great food. And almost everyone laments eating all that rich food and all those amazing cookies and other sweets that seem to find their way on your plate– even if that plate is ... Read More »

Slow Cooked Beef Stew- A Classic Comfort Food Recipe

Beef Stew Recipe | My Halal Kitchen

I always crave comfort food in the winter time, but right now as a nation and a global community, it looks as though we could all use a lot of comforting, whether it’s through the gathering together of a community or our small family meals we need to be there for one another and offer support, a lending ear or ... Read More »

Video: Two New Quick & Easy Recipes to Delight Your Guests + a Giveaway!

Two Winter Recipes | My Halal Kitchen

I love to entertain guests in the late fall and winter seasons. Everyone is indoors, gathered around the table or hovering in the kitchen instead of dispersed outdoors like in the summer. It’s a great time to catch up with loved ones about how their lives are going and re-connecting with them over great food. That’s another reason I don’t ... Read More »

Pin It to Win It with Crescent Chicken and My Halal Kitchen Recipes!

Pin it to Win it with Crescent | My Halal Kitchen

I’m thrilled to announce the first Pinterest contest that My Halal Kitchen has ever participated in! Crescent Foods (producers of top quality truly halal poultry products) is giving away a $50 gift card to the person who gets the most re-pins of their recipes using Crescent chicken, one of which must be a My Halal Kitchen recipe. You can find ... Read More »

Acorn Squash Hummus

Acorn Squash Hummus | My Halal Kitchen

Years ago I would have never openly served a hummus dish other than one made strictly from chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed paste). I thought I might offend a guest or anyone who thought it would be impossible to enjoy alternatives, although I’ve been playing around with recipes that used red pepper and different types of squash for years and ... Read More »

White Linens

White Linens | My Halal Kitchen- Cleaning

When I was younger and had my first apartment kitchen during college, I happily chose vibrant colored dish towels to decorate my adorable little space.  Lots of red, orange and yellow (wish I had some photos of those, they were so cute). Read More »

Updating Your Kitchen with Style: Simple & Easy Kitchen Improvements That Make a Huge Impact

Kitchen Updates | My Halal Kitchen

In a tough world economy not everyone can afford a complete kitchen makeover, but is it necessary to make such major changes? Some kitchens can get a few small changes that’ll go a very long way. In this article by native New Yorker and Interior Designer, Saudah Saleem tells us exactly how you can make that happen. Today’s kitchens are ... Read More »

Above and Beyond Halal: Saffron Road Raises American Consumer Expectations, Too

Over the past couple of years you may have noticed that I’ve really grown fond of certain products for one reason or another. I have criteria when determining which products to purchase for my family’s consumption and those I would serve to guests; those are the same criteria I set in deciding which to include in my presentations on healthy ... Read More »

20 Must-Have Items to Stock at Home for Disaster Preparedness

Like much of the country recently, I’ve been glued to the television to find out every detail possible about Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on the East Coast and how everyone has been faring throughout. I’ve been reaching out to family, friends and colleagues in order to keep abreast of the situation we might not be seeing in the media. So ... Read More »

What is ‘Eid ul Adha?

What is Eid ul Adha | My Halal Kitchen

I don’t assume that everyone who reads this site actually knows all the terms (often in Arabic) or names and meanings of the various celebrations that Muslims partake in; some Muslims themselves may even be looking for clarification, and although I am absolutely not a scholar, there are some things like ‘Eid ul Adha that are basic enough for any ... Read More »